1. In General
The following General Terms of Service ("Terms") shall apply exclusively to the business relationship between “Flipcent™” its internet platform www.FlipCent.com ("the Website") and our users. By using the Website, the user accepts the following General Terms and Conditions, as well as the manner in which the Website and its operation as described on the Website.
Promotions. Any special promotions run by Flipcent™”shall only be valid if they are announced on the Website or in its corresponding email newsletter and only for the limited time announced.
Posted advice. Any bidding advice or other written advice (for instance, 'Help Topics' articles) posted on the Website are provided solely as suggestions and are not intended to be relied upon. Flipcent™ is not responsible for any actions taken due to a user or other person having read or been told about such advice.
We would like to advise all users to monitor their bidding practices. Placing bids on the Website frequently or repeatedly can incur high costs. Users should therefore pay attention to their bidding practices and check their charges regularly
2. Eligibility / Registration / Disqualification
Eligiblity. By placing a bid on the Website, the user declares that they are legally capable of entering into binding contract. It is Flipcent™'s policy to conduct the auctions in a fair and impartial manner. Therefore, Flipcent™ undertakes not to bias or otherwise interfere with the auction protocol and process in any way. To that end, employees and relatives of employees of Flipcent™or any of its affiliates are not eligible to participate in the Website auctions under any circumstances.
Flipcent™'s products and services are offered exclusively to private users and not to commercial or partly-commercial resellers. Flipcent™ reserves the right to exclude anyone it has reason to believe is such a commercial reseller from participation in auctions and to close their user accounts at any time.
Registration. Each user may register only once using their postal address. Registration using Post Office Boxes or equivalents is not permitted. Additionally, only one user registration per household is permitted.
During the registration process, the user must choose a username. The username should be appropriate. It must not be offensive, be deceptive or misleading, be obscene or offend common decency, or infringe the intellectual property rights of third parties. If Flipcent™ receives credible information that a username is illegal or in breach of any of these Terms, Flipcent™ can replace this username without prior notice.
During the registration process, the user must also choose a corresponding user password which is to be kept secret by the user. User accounts created during registration are non-transferable. The user account may be used only by the user and not by anyone else.
Unless the user can demonstratively prove the absence of any fault on their part, the user shall be liable for all activities that are undertaken using the user account together with the associated password.
Disqualification. In the event of any abuse or unauthorized use of the user account, due to actions or omissions of the user, which is in breach of these Terms or to the detriment of Flipcent™ or third parties, Flipcent™ shall have the right at its sole discretion to temporarily or permanently disqualify the user, disable its account and, if appropriate, report the commission of a crime. Examples of such unauthorized usage include (but are not limited to) non-payment of bids, use of unauthorized third-party bidding software or the creation of multiple user accounts by the same individual or household.
In the event of a breach of these Terms, Flipcent™ reserves the right, amongst other remedies, to withhold deliveries or refunds for bids. Furthermore, Flipcent™ reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to limit the number of auctions a user may participate in or the number of their successfully finished auctions. Without limitation, it shall be a breach of these Terms if a user provides any information that is false, inaccurate or misleading or if the user engages in any unlawful activity in connection with the Website, or if the user creates or attempts to create interference with the proper working of the Website.
3. Purchasing Bids / Bonus Bids
Rights to bid in an auction ("bids") must be paid for by users prior to online bidding. Bids can be purchased in packages ("Bid Packs") at the prices in force at the time of purchase.
4. How An Auction Works
With each bid placed the price of the item on which the user is bidding increases by the amount designated on the Website by Flipcent™. A bid submitted by the user conveys the willingness of the user to enter into a binding contract with Flipcent™ for the item offered at the price of that bid. In the event that bid is the last bid made at the end of an auction, the bid constitutes a binding contract with Flipcent™ to purchase the item of the auction at the bid price and under the conditions set out in the pages which provide the details for each specific auction. A contract to purchase the item does not come into effect until the auction is finished and the last bidder has followed all the steps in section 6.
Each new bid placed resets the "countdown timer" which displays the time remaining in the auction. For more information, please consult the 'Help Topics' section. The auction ends when the remaining time reaches zero. The user who was the last to bid then wins the auction. All other bids on the item expire and, as indicated, are non-refundable. The last bidder is determined according to the records in Flipcent™'s database. Flipcent™'s determination of the last bidder shall be final (save in the case of manifest error).